Horns vs. Antlers

Antlers and horns ... they're the same, right? Compare and contrast these two commonly misidentified structures using a video from an extensive playlist that explores mammals. It describes the two prominent protrusions in terms of composition, development, and appearance.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Include the video in a land animals lesson
  • Bring examples of both horns and antlers to class so students can do some hands-on comparison
Classroom Considerations

  • Does not require any prior knowledge

  • The resource is short and to the point
  • Great examples and lots of humor keep the interest level high throughout the video

  • None
Common Core